1896 Brought Extreme Heat, Cold, And Floods, Drought, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Earthquakes And Fire

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Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of … – Edward P. Kohn – Google Books

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12 Aug 1896 – EXCESSIVE HEAT IN AMERICA. NUMEROUS FATALITIES. …

03 Oct 1896 – HURRICANE IN AMERICA. TWENTY TOWNS WRECKED. THE …

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13 Feb 1896 – THE WEATHER. THE MONSOONAL RAINFALL. PHENOMENAL …

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17 Feb 1896 – THE FLOODS IN QUEENSLAND. DAMAGE TO THE RAILWAY …

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29 Dec 1896 – THE HEAT IN NEW SOUTH WALES. SEVERAL DEATHS FROM…

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10 Oct 1896 – A Disastrous Tidal Wave.

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18 Jul 1896 – Great Heat in Europe. NUMEROUS CASES OF SUNSTROK…

18 Feb 1896 – GREAT HEAT WAVE. SHADE HEAT HIGHEST ON RECORD. A…

07 Jul 1896 – A SEVERE WINTER. EXTREME COLD.

13 Feb 1896 – THE WEATHER. THE MONSOONAL RAINFALL. PHENOMENAL …

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14 Aug 1896 – HEAT IN AMERICA. TERRIBLE MORTALITY. (By Cable M…

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05 Aug 1896 – EXTRAORDINARY WEATHER IN EUROPE. DEATHS FROM SUN…

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03 Dec 1896 – SEVERE WEATHER IN LONDON. London, December 1.

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  1. craigm350 says:

    Reblogged this on the WeatherAction News Blog and commented:
    Thanks Tony an excellent collection of ‘climate chaos’. 1896 was the same year Arrhenius published his theory that would go onto spawn the mass movement of pschologically* disturbed rent seekers.

    ” In the 1880s and 1890s, as a recent American meteorological investigator was the first to be able to show, world temperatures were lower than they had been since around 1850. That was just when Arrhenius came out with his suggestion that the man-made increase of carbon dioxide should be warming the Earth. And at that time the suggestion made little impact. When Callendar promoted the same idea 40 years later, however, it was in a warmer world, though very soon the bitter war winters came and implanted themselves in folk’s memories. And when G N Plass again put forward the CO2 warming theory in papers published in 1954 and 1956, world climate was once more entering a colder phase, particularly in the northern hemisphere. Interest in the theory soon waned. It only revived after a run of up to 8 mild winters in a row affected much of Europe and parts of North America in the 1970s and 1980s. There then came a tremendous preponderance of publications on global warming, dominating the research literature, although over-all temperature averages in some regions, particularly in the Arctic, were still moving downward.

    So, in spite of the sharp turn towards warming after 1987-8, and the undeniably very warm years 1989-91 and 1995, one must feel uneasy about the confidence with which global warming has been publicised as the verdict of science in official pronouncements from many quarters. The erratic course of the changes experienced through the 20th century surely suggests that there are processes at work which are still not adequately understood and possibly even some influences that have not yet been identified.[Lamb, 1997, p217-19]”

    The above was published, as you may note, just before the start of ‘the pause’ which NASA deny is happening (if their crass Antarctic statement is anything to go by)

    * as Lamb put it “account must be taken of psychological reactions—even in the influential research community—to the variations towards greater or less warmth as and when they occur.”

    http://craigm350.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/co2-a-cycle-of-excuses/

  2. Brad says:

    Something else that confuses me from the CAGW believers, if there is a “staggering loss of land ice”, why hasn’t the sea level rise accelerated?

    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/10/08/3577610/antarctic-sea-ice-record/

  3. tom0mason says:

    Steve/Tony here’s another Australian report for you, although similar to the one above has more details.

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    The Heat Wave in 1896 Australia.

    NEARLY 200 DEATHS FROM HEAT APOPLEXY.
    ITS SEVERITY IN NEW SOUTH WALES.
    BUSINESS SERIOUSLY INTERFERED WITH.
    PEOPLE LEAVING BOURKE.

    (From Exchanges.)

    The long continuance of the unprecedented heat wave in New South Wales is proving a very serious matter to the residents in some of the districts, especially in the western portion of the colony. Over 135 deaths from heat apoplexy have occurred in New South Wales, and to this number Bourke has already contributed 40. The matter has become so serious that the railway authorities have commenced running trains at special cheap fares, to enable the residents to seek a cooler climate, and a great number are availing themselves of the opportunity.
    In many parts, to add to the difficulties of situation, the water supply is running short and typhoid fever and kindred diseases are very prevalent. The hospitals are all full of patients, suffering either from fever or sunstroke. To farmers and graziers the continued heat is proving very serious, the feed being withered up, tanks dry, and horses, sheep, and cattle dying by hundreds, and many settlers’ homes have been destroyed by the bush fires. Never in the history of New South Wales has such a continuance of fierce heat been known.

    From West Australia also come reports of intense heat, Geraldton topping the record with 125 degrees in the shade.

    The telegrams from various places include the following :—

    BREWARINNA, January 18.— A pleasant breeze sprang up last evening, which was refreshing after the excessive heat of the day. Considerable sickness prevails here, and another death from heat apoplexy has occurred at Maylands, on the Culgoa River.
    The thermometer registered 116deg. in the shade to-day.

    BOURKE, January 18.— The glass was at 116 to-day. The continuous heat is causing much sickness and fatality. Three more deaths are reported to-day, the victims being Michael Coleman, drover; Mrs Kermod, widow; John Matthews, woolpresser. The total number of deaths since last Sunday morning is 25. Many women and children are leaving Bourke for Sydney and the mountains daily.

    BOURKE, Jan 21.— Two deaths are reported from heat apoplexy, bringing the
    record to 35. The average heat for the month to date has been 112 in the shade, and for the past four days 118. A large number of people left Bourke by train this morning, and cheap excursion trains have been specially provided, and will be largely patronised to-morrow. The residents are panic-stricken, and hundreds are leaving for a cooler climate.

    WlLCANNIA, January 18.— Yesterday the heat was again intense, the thermometer registering 112, while to-day it reached 118. Two deaths occurred during the night, one being a child and the other the Rev Father Davern who expired shortly before 2 o’clock this morning. The rev. gentleman had been in delicate health for some time, and was to have left for Broken-hill yesterday for a two months’ vacation, but postponed his departure owing to the oppressive weather. He became worse during the afternoon, and lost conscious-ness at 11 o’clock last night. Father Davern has been a resident of Willcannla for eight years. He was universally respected, his acts of charity having extended to members of all denominations. Reports have been received from the town and district of many cases of illness.
    The glass is now standing at over 100deg without any prospect of a change.

    WILCANNIA, JAN. 19.— Three more deaths have occurred here from the heat, Mesdames Hedger, Edmond, and White succumbing to the extremely high temperature.

    CARRATHOOL, January 20,—The weather is again extremely hot, the thermometer yesterday recording 104 in the shade. To day, at 10 o’clock, 99 was recorded, at noon 109, and at 3 o’clock 115 with a scorching northerly wind, and dust. To-night the weather is dull and oppressive, and a thunder-storm is threatening.
    At 8 o’clock the glass still showed 101.

    HAY, January 18.—The weather continues to be the prevailing topic of conversation; to-day was the hottest of the season.
    The glass registering 113.5.

    DENILIQUIN, January 13.—In consequence of the drought and scarcity of feed, the Riverina freezling works here will close down this week for several months, or, at any rate, until the drought breaks up. This will throw nearly 150 men out of employment. The weather to-day is very hot.
    The thermometer registering 108.

    ST. MARYS, January 20.—After three days of cool weather, a change has come, and today was somewhat similar to last Monday. One child has died through the effects of the heat. To-day, a number of the employes at the different factories were prostrated. The want of, a permanent supply of water is badly felt, and the outlook is serious.
    The thermometer stood at 109 in the shade, and at 7 p.m. was still over 100.

    BULLI, January 20.—A woman has been brought to the Bulli Hospital in a demented condition, suffering from sunstroke. She was tramping the roads, with her husband, two days before, when she was prostrated by sunstroke. Her husband carried her through all the sweltering heat to Bulli, taking two days over the journey.

    Telegrams from many other places have similar tales to tell of extreme heat –

    Nyngan reports 114deg.
    At Lithgow coal-mining is seriously interfered with, the furnaces having been shut down owing to scarcity of water, throwing a lot of men out of employment.
    At Mudgee, Henry Lambert was sunstruck, and the Cudgegon River and Lawson’s Creek have stopped running.
    Gilgunnia reports 112deg , with an Increase of sickness, one child dying from the effects of the heat.
    Gruta reports 110deg.; many cattle and other stock perishing.
    At Singleton two men, G. Clarke and O. Solomon, were taken to the hospital supposed to be suffering from typhoid fever, but it turned out to be sunstroke.
    At Tamworth the maize is wilting and turning yellow.
    Tenterfield, 106deg., grass and young crops withering.
    Windsor, 112deg.
    Lyndhurst, 110deg., and water very scarce.
    Murwillumbah reports 110deg. for five days.
    At Nymagee, 114deg , the drinking water was condemned by doctors as being quite unfit to drink, and very conductive to hydatids.

    SYDNEY, January 22.— At Bourke to-day the thermometer marked 120 in the shade. Almost all business places, except hotels, are closed. Heavy clouds are now hanging about, and there are hopes of rain. Two more deaths have taken place. Four deaths from heat occurred last week at Gundabooka. Many persons left Bourke by special excursion train this morning. The hospital is crowded with patients.

    BRISBANE, January 22.— The weather has been exceedingly oppressive to-day, being the highest record for the summer. A high “shade” temperature prevails throughout the colony, the principal being Thargomindah and Cunnamulla, 113 ; Bolton, 112 ; Isisford, 110. Roma reports all crops withering. A Thargomindah telegram states that five more sudden deaths have occurred in the district, all attributed to heat.
    Latest advices from Sydney, under Thursday’s date, report that a welcome change in the weather, accompanied by a fall of rain, has taken place New South Wales on the coast and highlands. In the far West it is still hot, while In the north thunderstorms of cyclonic violence are reported.

    West Australian telegrams report :—

    GERALDTON, January 19.— Weather very hot ; 125deg. in the shade yesterday. A great deal of sickness prevalent, and water scarce.

    KALGOORLIE, January 19. — The heat on Friday was intense. Mr Z. Lane lost by sunstroke a pair of horses which he was driving to Coolgardie. At night a heavy duststorm, accompanied by lightning and rain, occurred.

    The following items will show in some degree the sort of weather experienced in Perth lately. The Perth “Daily News” of a recent date says the decision of Messrs Stevens and Wilkinson to close the pantomime season for a few days on account of the hot weather was generally approved by playgoers. The same journal has the following:—

    “‘The Mayor of Perth (Mr H. J. Saunders) is to be commended on the rapidity with which he gets through the business of the City Council. Last evening, at the monthly meeting, the heat was almost unbearable.
    The thermometer in the room registering considerably over 100 degrees.
    Councillor George, however, does not consider that the dignity of a councillor should be upheld when the mercury is at boiling point, for before the meeting opened he divested himself of his coat and waistcoat, unstraped his braces, and delivered himself of oratorical utterances in his shirt sleeves. Before doing this he appealed to the. Mayor, who was tastefully dressed in an Indian officer’s undress full evening costume, for permission to partially disrobe, and was given a hesitating, though diplomatic answer in the affirmative.”

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    from http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/64889112

  4. Don says:

    Unpossible.

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